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Release date: 6 June 2011
Style: Death metal, Industrial metal

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4.6 | 387 votes

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01. Omni Potens
02. Too Extreme!
03. Existo Vulgoré
04. Blades For Baal
05. I Am Morbid
06. 10 More Dead
07. Destructos VS The Earth / Attack
08. Nevermore
09. Beauty Meets Beast
10. Radikult
11. Profundis - Mea Culpa

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Review
Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Trey Azagthoth - guitars
Thor Anders "Destructhor" Myhren - guitar
Tim Yeung - drums
David Vincent - vocals, bass, keyboards


Additional info
Release dates: June 6th: Europe, June 7th: North America.

Available in following formats:
- Wooden foldout box
- Metal starpak CD (Outside North America)
- Deluxe digipak CD (North America only)
- Double gatefold LP with download card
- Jewel case CD
- Digital download

Mixed by Sean Beavan for SOS Management Inc. at the Blue Room, Los Angeles, California.

Drums for "Profundis - Mea Culpa", "Destructos VS The Earth / Attack", "Too Extreme!", "Nevermore", "Beauty Meets Beast" and "Existo Vulgoré" recorded at Mana Recording Studios. Engineer: Erik Rutan.

Drums for "I Am Morbid", "Radikult", "Blades For Baal" and "10 More Dead" recorded at Red Room Studios. Enginner: Mark Prator.

Guitars, bass and vocals recorded at D.O.W. Studios. Engineer: Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez.

Vocals for "Existo Vulgoré", "Beauty Meets Beast" and "Profundis - Mea Culpa" recorded with Sean Beavan at the Blue Room, Los Angeles, California.

Cover artwork and booklet design by Gustavo Sazes.

Staff review by
jupitreas

Rating:
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More than any other release in recent times, Morbid Angel's Illud Divinum Insanus has polarized our staff members. As anyone familiar with these Floridian death metal forefathers knows, they just came back from a long 8 year absence with a new album that also features their original vocalist, David Vincent, for the first time in 16 years. Due to the notability of this release, we decided to create a collaborative review, which gives all of the staff members to voice their opinions. Here they are, ranging from most negative to quite positive.

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published 13.06.2011 | Comments (62)

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05.06.2011 So you thought you'd heard the pinnacle of experimental metal? Think again buster, Morbid Angel are here to please their fanbase with everything they could have ever wanted: rip-roaring hardcore snarls, air-punching electro-beatz, brutal, technical Rammstein-worship and truly forward-thinking lyrical content such as the never before contemplated "KILL A COP COP, KILL A COP, KILL-A-KILL-A-COP!" all of which will have you grabbing your glowsticks, squeezing into your favourite UV neon-latex vest and before you know it you'll be throwing shapes down your local Goth-pit, big-fish, little-fish, cardboard box style. Yeah, Morbid Angel know what they're doing and are making metal sexier than ever before.

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metaleaterr - 08.11.2011 at 08:21  
Rating: 7 It is not as bad as some are making it but yes, they have changed their sound a lot...bringing industrial and electronic influences in their sound...by the way 'I am morbid' is the highlight of the album and easily one of their best songs. '!0 more dead', 'mea culpa', 'beauty meets beast', 'nevermore' and 'blades for baal' are also killer tracks. Overall it is a good album. Old school fans would be disappointed while those who are more open with change will like it.
Angelic Storm - 08.11.2011 at 09:29  
Rating: 6
Written by metaleaterr on 08.11.2011 at 08:21
Old school fans would be disappointed while those who are more open with change will like it.


I am an old school MA fan, and I'm also open to change. However, the changes made to their sound on their latest album, are definitely for the worse, and sound awful. Some songs do have a more old school vibe though, if not an old school production. There is some good songs on the album, and I certainly don't think it's anywhere near as bad as some are making out. Songs like "Too Extreme!" and "Radikult" though, are totally awful...
metaleaterr - 08.11.2011 at 14:03  
Rating: 7 Yeah..that's true. Some songs especially lyrics are so funny. I too was genuinely surprised at the sudden change. In fact except 'I am morbid' none of the songs quite appealed to me.
Athropos - 23.11.2011 at 10:56  
Rating: 7 This album is far from being a masterpiece, but it's definitely underrated on MS...
SelfXPlanetOrE - 01.12.2011 at 13:08  
 
Written by drdml on 20.07.2011 at 16:49

3 people voted 10!
WTF is wrong with them.
worst album i've ever heard.

Closed-minded prick.
Troy Killjoy - 01.12.2011 at 20:00  
Rating: 3
Written by SelfXPlanetOrE on 01.12.2011 at 13:08
Closed-minded prick.

Delusional fanboy.
Marcel Hubregtse - 01.12.2011 at 22:44  
Rating: 2
Written by SelfXPlanetOrE on 01.12.2011 at 13:08

Written by drdml on 20.07.2011 at 16:49

3 people voted 10!
WTF is wrong with them.
worst album i've ever heard.

Closed-minded ...


wrong argument
Angelic Storm - 01.12.2011 at 23:09  
Rating: 6 Meh, both SelfXPlanetOrE and drdml are as bad as each other. Attacking someone just for holding a certain opinion on music is always pathetic.
Troy Killjoy - 01.12.2011 at 23:21  
Rating: 3 But it's fun to make people think you're being serious about it.
Angelic Storm - 01.12.2011 at 23:24  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.12.2011 at 23:21

But it's fun to make people think you're being serious about it.


Well to be fair, most people who do that, are being serious about it. (And I think it's fair to say that both of the posters in question, were being serious) And the ones that aren't... let's just say I probably don't have the particular sense of humor required to actually find that funny.
heteo - 04.12.2011 at 16:57  
Rating: 6 Nothing to say.. i gave this album 6 because of morbids history
AtrumHiberna - 04.12.2011 at 23:24  
Rating: 7 Not as bad as people make it sound. I find it very difficult to believe that you can't even find at least one song that you like in this album. '10 more dead' for example is a kick ass song and sticks to the traditional Morbid Angel sound. And this is just an example. only 3 songs are purely industrial, the rest is at least above average death metal songs.
Give it a chance and listen to it a few more times.
Nagrzer - 11.12.2011 at 18:22  
  Great and fresh album, tru death metal!
Troy Killjoy - 12.12.2011 at 01:21  
Rating: 3
Written by Nagrzer on 11.12.2011 at 18:22
Great and fresh album, tru death metal!

The truest!
BoxCar Willy - 02.01.2012 at 19:41  
 
Written by Nagrzer on 11.12.2011 at 18:22

Great and fresh album, tru death metal!

You best be trolling boy.
Stotty - 15.01.2012 at 02:25  
Rating: 8
Written by AtrumHiberna on 04.12.2011 at 23:24

Not as bad as people make it sound. I find it very difficult to believe that you can't even find at least one song that you like in this album. '10 more dead' for example is a kick ass song and sticks to the traditional Morbid Angel sound. And this is just an example. only 3 songs are purely industrial, the rest is at least above average death metal songs.
Give it a chance and listen to it a few more times.

well said
Angelic Storm - 15.01.2012 at 03:49  
Rating: 6
Written by AtrumHiberna on 04.12.2011 at 23:24

Not as bad as people make it sound. I find it very difficult to believe that you can't even find at least one song that you like in this album. '10 more dead' for example is a kick ass song and sticks to the traditional Morbid Angel sound. And this is just an example. only 3 songs are purely industrial, the rest is at least above average death metal songs.
Give it a chance and listen to it a few more times.


I do think many people "disowned" Morbid Angel as a result of songs like "Too Extreme", and so therefore dismissed the whole album because of that. More than half of the album is more the traditional Morbid Angel sound, even if the cold production is more befitting for the techno/industrial type material, than the more straight-ahead death metal material. I do think the album comes in for too much of a bashing, due to there being 2 or 3 terrible songs on it.
mojo - 29.02.2012 at 16:53  
  Sounds like Trey was just having fun the studio on this one and it's really not that bad. "Too Extreme" is one of the funniest things I've heard in a while (I'm choosing to believe he's at least kind of taking the piss so it works for me)

I wonder if this would've got the visceral reaction it's got if it'd been released by some unknown artist / producer? I know it wasn't, but I try not to do the "It's not as good as...." thing with new releases, especially if the band are clearly experimenting with new sounds / styles / whatevers. On that level, this album is mostly OK (still not awesome, but mostly OK)

Actually, I reckon it was basically a vehicle for the bunch of remixes, and there are at least two tunes on it to keep trüeMETALgrrr fans happy-ish till Trey releases the Real New Morbid Angel LP, heh..

Hilarious hatred, though - that alone has been worth this album
!J.O.O.E.! - 29.02.2012 at 16:59  
Rating: 6
Written by mojo on 29.02.2012 at 16:53


I wonder if this would've got the visceral reaction it's got if it'd been released by some unknown artist / producer?

This would have received a FAR higher rating had it been done by another artist, be it unknown or with a history of making music in this vein.
Cuca Beludo - 04.07.2012 at 23:43  
  This can't be that bad. Gonna check it now.
Cuca Beludo - 05.07.2012 at 00:47  
 
Written by Guest on 04.07.2012 at 23:43

This can't be that bad. Gonna check it now.


I couldn't even finish the album Both death and industrial metal are good genres... I thought they could be mixed, but no.

St. Anger is ten times better than this.
Big-Al - 05.07.2012 at 13:05  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 05.07.2012 at 00:47

Written by Guest on 04.07.2012 at 23:43

This can't be that bad. Gonna check it now.

Both death and industrial metal are good genres... I thought they could be mixed, but no.

The Berzerker?
Troy Killjoy - 05.07.2012 at 14:22  
Rating: 3
Written by Big-Al on 05.07.2012 at 13:05
The Berzerker?

More like industrial and grindcore, or cybergrind.
Cuca Beludo - 05.07.2012 at 21:49  
 
Written by Big-Al on 05.07.2012 at 13:05

The Berzerker?


Hm... they even have a morbid angel cover Do you like them?
Big-Al - 06.07.2012 at 10:10  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 05.07.2012 at 21:49

Written by Big-Al on 05.07.2012 at 13:05

The Berzerker?


Hm... they even have a morbid angel cover Do you like them?

For sure!!

The Berzerker was awesome! ...but disbanded around 2010.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqjt-0N-1rs
Cuca Beludo - 06.07.2012 at 19:00  
 
Written by Big-Al on 06.07.2012 at 10:10

Written by Guest on 05.07.2012 at 21:49

Written by Big-Al on 05.07.2012 at 13:05

The Berzerker?


Hm... they even have a morbid angel cover Do you like them?

For sure!!

The Berzerker was awesome! ...but disbanded around 2010.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqjt-0N-1rs


I will check them later. Now I will check some Katatonia

Wait! You gave this album an 10???
Big-Al - 06.07.2012 at 19:40  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 06.07.2012 at 19:00

Written by Big-Al on 06.07.2012 at 10:10

Written by Guest on 05.07.2012 at 21:49

Written by Big-Al on 05.07.2012 at 13:05

The Berzerker?


Hm... they even have a morbid angel cover Do you like them?

For sure!!

The Berzerker was awesome! ...but disbanded around 2010.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqjt-0N-1rs


I will check them later. Now I will check some Katatonia

Wait! You gave this album an 10???

fanboy

actually i do really like it, other than "too extreme!" which would have been better placed later in the album. not track 2 after the intro. just swap it in the track order with Nevermore and i think everyone would like the album a lot better.
Cuca Beludo - 06.07.2012 at 19:51  
 
Written by Big-Al on 06.07.2012 at 19:40

fanboy

actually i do really like it, other than "too extreme!" which would have been better placed later in the album. not track 2 after the intro. just swap it in the track order with Nevermore and i think everyone would like the album a lot better.


Well, I kinda of agree with you. This track is in the wrong place. For me, it's the weakest track of the album... from what I can remember. I'm not even sure if I listened to it 100 percent
BlueMobius - 03.09.2012 at 00:54  
  Wow, just dropped by here to see how this album is doing and ... dang what a rating.
Angelic Storm - 03.09.2012 at 18:10  
Rating: 6
Written by Lustful Maid on 03.09.2012 at 17:59
It was obvious that Pete Sandoval has changed his beater (drum stick) to a midium-headed type. 2-3 songs sound like industrial. Extremely good tempos like his early works.


Pete Sandoval doesn't play on the album, it's Tim Yeung.

There's actually been a few stories circulating around the net recently, that Pete has actually left the band permanently. He is still listed as the drummer on Morbid Angel's official website though, and as far as I know, there has been no official statement made by the band about Pete's supposed departure.
LordHypnos - 02.10.2012 at 17:50  
Rating: 4 "Kill a cop, cop, kill a cop, kill a, kill a, kill a cop"... Radikult is easily their worst song ever...
Array - 02.10.2012 at 17:51  
Rating: 7 "Kill a cop" is the new "commercial".
Dentura - 10.10.2012 at 03:30  
Rating: 3 This album is such a joke.
Lit. - 10.10.2012 at 04:05  
  "KILL A COP COP, KILL A COP, KILL-A-KILL-A-COP!"
Move over, Body Count.
BreadGod - 10.10.2012 at 05:22  
Rating: 1
Written by Lit. on 10.10.2012 at 04:05

"KILL A COP COP, KILL A COP, KILL-A-KILL-A-COP!"
Move over, Body Count.

Damn right, nigga! Morbid Angel been crossin' da line since 1989!
Daniell - 19.11.2012 at 11:53  
Rating: 5 It's "killer cult"...
Vombatus - 19.11.2012 at 15:17  
  If it wasn't MA, there wouldn't have been so much controversy. Some tracks are actually enjoyable even if the worst ones always get the attention (radikult, too extreme.....). A mixed album that ends up being quite mediocre.
NocturnalStalker - 15.12.2012 at 11:03  
Rating: 6 Average death metal songs + average industrial songs + occasional orchestrations = mediocre album...
Jaeryd17‍ - 16.01.2013 at 20:54  
Rating: 5
Written by Lit. on 10.10.2012 at 04:05

"KILL A COP COP, KILL A COP, KILL-A-KILL-A-COP!"
Move over, Body Count.

I'm pretty sure it's "Killer cult."
Either way, still pretty stupid.
Jaeryd17‍ - 18.01.2013 at 09:35  
Rating: 5
Written by NocturnalStalker on 15.12.2012 at 11:03

Average death metal songs + average industrial songs + occasional orchestrations = mediocre album...

Sums it up right there. It's not as horrible as everyone makes it out to be, but it's not above average. People probably give it such a low rating out of sheer disappointment, which I suppose I can understand. I'd rate it a 5.7 at max, or at the lowest a 4.
nille - 11.02.2013 at 19:18  
Rating: 5 The album had a very low level ..... .
The morbid angel fans (of which I am one of them) "in their minds of this group relative to the group's albums and videos that have been decades ago," I did not expect to like this.!
"Pete" did not appear on the album itself is a negative score and may indicate that "Pete" also believes that the new album should be out .... .
((( I wish a hundred times more powerful than the old Morbid angel is back on .... not a hundred times weaker! )))
nille - 11.02.2013 at 19:23  
Rating: 5
Ravenous - 27.06.2013 at 01:13  
Rating: 3 I only want to know... why?
Lit. - 13.07.2013 at 20:35  
  You know what I just thought?
The next album is probably gonna be called "Just Kidding, Here's Our Real Next Album."
Rulatore - 26.08.2013 at 05:12  
Rating: 3
Written by Lit. on 13.07.2013 at 20:35

You know what I just thought?
The next album is probably gonna be called "Just Kidding, Here's Our Real Next Album."

Would be nice, and with Pete
LeKiwi - 17.12.2013 at 15:26  
Rating: 4 I quite enjoyed Existo Vulgoré, I Am Morbid, and Nevermore, but frankly most of the remainder is garbage...

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